Hundreds of Jewish High School Students Attend YU’s 20th Annual Kinus Teshuva Program

About 750 seniors from Jewish high schools across the tri-state area flocked to Yeshiva University’s Wilf Campus in Washington Heights on September 21 for an exciting afternoon of Torah learning that included shiurim (lectures), tefillah (prayer), a multi-media presentation, and musical performances. The student program was held for the first time as a component of the university’s Hausman/Stern Kinus Teshuva Lecture Series, given during the High Holiday season by YU faculty who are distinguished Talmudic scholars.

New Jewish Studies Program Holds Retreat

More than a dozen students enrolled in the Mechinah Program of the James Striar School of General Jewish Studies (JSS) joined faculty members and their families as well as student mentors from Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) for a weekend retreat at the Homowack Hotel, last week. The getaway, which included Selikhot services Saturday night, was an opportunity for participants to become acquainted in a relaxing Shabbat atmosphere and to prepare for the upcoming High Holidays.